|For Immediate Release
November 14, 2011
Public Information Office
|Portsmouth, NH – Kittery, Maine Memorial Bridge Replacement Project Public Informational Meeting
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces a Public Informational Meeting to discuss the planned replacement of the US Route 1 bridges between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
The 7:00 pm meeting will be held at the Eileen Dondero Foley Council Chambers, Municipal Complex, 1 Junkins Avenue, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information regarding the selected "Best Value" team of Archer Western Contractors, and to provide information on the schedule and construction activities to complete the project.
Included in this discussion will be the Memorial Bridge over the Piscataqua River (jointly owned by New Hampshire and Maine), the Scott Avenue Bridge over Daniel Street (owned by the City of Portsmouth), and the Kittery Approach Bridge over the Piscataqua River (owned by Maine), and associated approach work. The US Route 1 reconstruction begins approximately 400 feet west of the river crossing in Portsmouth near Memorial Park, and extends easterly over the bridges to approximately 150 feet onto the approach on Badger Island in Kittery.
Accordingly, the NHDOT assures that this project will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and all related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination. Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, NH 03302-0483 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964.